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Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 12-07-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Do you get free Amazon prime shipping in Canada?...

Do you get free Amazon prime shipping in Canada? A lot of times Amazon has the books.

Shipping from the US to Canada is really complicated these days unfortunately. The last time I had to FedEx...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 12-06-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By E
82! That's the number of individual video files...

82! That's the number of individual video files uploaded to our LFV-U course since Nov 1 to cover all of the syllabus changes as well as additional enhancements to existing lessons. As just one...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 12-03-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Great question! Like any business, we have to...

Great question! Like any business, we have to adjust our prices every now in then, and it's something we actually do very rarely. We have not changed prices on our FSA courses in over 6 years. In...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-26-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By E
I honestly think you will be rewarded long-term...

I honestly think you will be rewarded long-term for learning both. Python is immensely useful, even for just ad hoc file system automation and data-cleaning tasks. It's cross-platform and extremely...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-18-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,315
Posted By E
Thank you! That is very kind. I sincerely hope...

Thank you! That is very kind. I sincerely hope you pass too! But for now, enjoy the holiday season! :)
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-17-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,315
Posted By E
I have not had a chance to dig too deeply into...

I have not had a chance to dig too deeply into the fall 2018 exam because I'm firing on all cylinders to drop in some final updates for the recent LFV syllabus changes. I've only read over the...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-16-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,315
Posted By E
I've been enjoying this rare burst of optimism in...

I've been enjoying this rare burst of optimism in this after-the-exam-but-before-results thread. Don't ruin it! :)
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-15-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Thank you -- and yes, the vast majority of the...

Thank you -- and yes, the vast majority of the material is in place now.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-15-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,315
Posted By E
Please see post #11 in this thread: ...

Please see post #11 in this thread:

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=332296
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-15-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
That will be taken care of in LFV-C online...

That will be taken care of in LFV-C online seminar soon. Truth be told, Peter Chong, who co-instructs LFV-C with me had a very recent death in his immediate family and some of these administrative...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-15-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,315
Posted By E
In general, people were extremely pessimistic...

In general, people were extremely pessimistic coming off the spring 2018 exam. Much more than any sitting in recent memory. I got apocalyptic emails from people speculating that the exam committee...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-15-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,837
Posted By E
As you probably know, the fall 2018 exam is now...

As you probably know, the fall 2018 exam is now available on the SOA's exam archive page:

https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-Req/Syllabus-Study-Materials/edu-multiple-choice-exam.aspx

Several...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By E
As you probably know, the fall 2018 exam is now...

As you probably know, the fall 2018 exam is now available on the SOA's exam archive page:

https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-Req/Syllabus-Study-Materials/edu-multiple-choice-exam.aspx

Several...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-15-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Yes, we've already adjusted the layout of the...

Yes, we've already adjusted the layout of the online seminar to reflect the new syllabus. We are finishing up a few lesson updates this month for the US exam, but we've set up things so that you can...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-12-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By E
TIA's 2019 LFV-U and LFV-C online seminars

As always, our LFV online seminars are ready when you are. Our LFV online seminars are very mature, polished products. Each year, they help many people pass the exam on their first attempt. Like...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Here is a summary of the Canadian syllabus...

Here is a summary of the Canadian syllabus changes:

http://theinfiniteactuary.com/blogs/exam_ila_lfvc/?p=290
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 11-09-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,837
Posted By E
As you probably know, the LP syllabus does not...

As you probably know, the LP syllabus does not change in the spring, so everything you need for the spring 2019 sitting is in place now. If you are ready to begin studying for the spring 2019 LP...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-08-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
That's great to hear! This forum doesn't get a...

That's great to hear! This forum doesn't get a ton of activity this time of year, other than folks like me making people aware of the status of our products, syllabus changes, etc. Most posts from...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-08-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Yes, we use a different blog for that and will be...

Yes, we use a different blog for that and will be updating it soon. We are off and running with LFV-C updates as well!
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
You can follow status updates for our online...

You can follow status updates for our online seminar on our LFV-U blog:

http://theinfiniteactuary.com/blogs/exam_ila_csp/

Our top priority right now is updating the online seminar for all of...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-06-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By E
The biggest reason to take the LFV-C exam is to...

The biggest reason to take the LFV-C exam is to get your FCIA. Currently it is easier to be a CIA fellow with credit for the LFV-C exam. If you donít need the FCIA and are not practicing in Canada,...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 11-02-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By E
Thanks Francis! Here is more detail on the...

Thanks Francis! Here is more detail on the syllabus changes and also some perspective on the Lombardi textbook update:

http://theinfiniteactuary.com/blogs/exam_ila_csp/?p=819

Even though the...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 10-30-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By E
This is a very good question for practitioners,...

This is a very good question for practitioners, but I think it is well out of bounds with respect to the 2018 syllabus. I would not worry about it for exam passing purposes.
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 10-30-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By E
A strict reading of the FASB proposals that are...

A strict reading of the FASB proposals that are on the 2018 syllabus would say to treat SIAs just like DAC under the new rules. Therefore, you would only be capitalizing amounts that have actually...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 10-30-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By E
Correct. S is always the S value at the same...

Correct. S is always the S value at the same point in time when you calculating the option value and t in the K exponent = time until expiry from calculation date.
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